Header - Solarlits

Journal of Daylighting

Journal of Daylighting is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to investigations of daylighting in buildings. It is the leading journal that publishes original research on all aspects of solar energy, buildings, and lighting. Areas of special interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solar energy
    • Photovoltaic cells and systems
    • Building-integrated photovoltaics
    • Solar concentrator technology
    • Solar thermal
    • Solar energy applications
  • Buildings
    • Sustainable buildings
    • Energy efficient buildings
    • Building energy modeling
    • Building physics
    • Building envelopes
    • Indoor environment quality
  • Lighting
    • Daylighting
    • Artificial lighting
    • Lighting simulation
    • Lighting designs
    • Luminaires
    • Lighting metrology and light quality
    • Lighting control

SUBMIT NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Improving Natural and Artificial Lighting in Coastal Architecture Classrooms: Insights

This research examines the natural and artificial lighting performance comparison in an architecture classroom at a university in southern Thailand and gives principles for enhancing lighting design.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 23-38

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Electrochromic Glazing and Evaluation of Visual and Non-Visual Effects

The employment of electrochromic glazing can be a solution to balance circadian lighting and avoid glare. This can be achieved by controlling daylight entering the room and may be useful within the context of highly glazed facades in buildings in hot climates.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 1-22

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Unfolding 3D Space into Binary Images for Daylight Simulation via

Daylighting plays a crucial role in building science, impacting both occupants’ well-being and energy consumption in buildings. Balancing the size of openings with energy efficiency has long been a challenge. .

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 204-2013

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Integrative Lighting Design: How to Optimize Visual and Non-visual

The objective of this paper is to outline fundamental principles for the electric lighting design of workplace environments such as offices. The study considers both the suggested guidelines and values for non-visual light design and the specifications for visual tasks dictated by the EN 12464-1:2021.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 192-203

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Effect of Parametric Patterned Façade Variations on Daylight

Parametric design influences on building envelope design are exponentially increasing in the current era due to the dominance of computational design on architectural outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 173-191

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Analysing the Daylighting Performance of the Main Prayer-hall in

This paper studies the daylighting quality of the indoor prayer-hall in The Great Upper Mosque of Hama city in Syria, highlighting this distinctive historical converted building that has been functioning as a mosque since the entry of Islam in the 6th century AD.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 153-172

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Sunlight-Daylight Signature: a Novel Concept to Assess Sunlight and

Daylighting and solar availability at urban scale has come to play a crucial role in the perception of discomfort conditions for people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, and on the energy consumption of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 136-152

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ray Tracing Algorithm to Simulate Laser-Cut Panel Light-Redirecting

Daylighting simulation software is an important tool to improve the quality of building design and to improve the quality of the built environment. For its application to correspond to reality, its algorithm needs to reflect real behaviour in the best possible way.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 87-98

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Effects of Orientation and Width of Space Between Buildings

Excessive heat in the high-rise urban fabric has contributed to pedestrian and occupants' discomfort. Establishing wind circulation in space with an environmentally compatible and optimal configuration is necessary to improve comfort in this region.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 99-116

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Evaluation of the Visual Comfort and Daylight Performance of the

The daylight in classrooms is a crucial aspect that affects the quality of the learning environment and the overall performance of the students. Visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, carving, textile design and photography, require specific lighting conditions, which are different from the regular classroom standards.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 117-135

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Solar Angle Model for Daylight Redirection in Prismatic Panel

An advanced complex fenestration system can utilize uniform daylight. Nonetheless, an inefficient design would increase solar heat gain and indoor temperatures, besides uneven light distribution that would cause the "cave effect.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 257-265

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Significance of Aperture Proportion for the Lighting Behaviour and

Traditional solar screens in Iran (called Moshabak) are architectural devices used mainly in hot-arid regions, with two interrelated functions: controlling the penetration of sunlight and gaze from outside.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 242-256

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Experimental Analysis on a 1:2 Scale Model of the

This paper is focused on the daylighting system named Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) designed by the authors as an evolution of the Double Light Pipe to eliminate the drawbacks due to its encumbrance and the high luminance of its upper portion.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 228-241

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Illumination and Lighting Energy Use in an Office Room with

This paper describes a field study of the illumination and lighting energy use in a full-scale test office in a building located in southern Norway. Natural light is provided to the office via southwest-oriented windows and a horizontal light pipe (HLP) with a daylight entrance facing the south.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 209-227

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Evaluation of Daylight and Glare Quality of Office Spaces with

There has been an increasing awareness in recent years about the evaluation of daylight and glare quality in buildings. In the study, an office space with a flat and a dynamic shading system facade (triangular cell facade) is discussed in the province of Mardin, which is in a hot and arid climate zone.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 197-208

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Lighting Quality Self-assessment in Italian Home Offices

The spread of information technology and the improvement of telecommunicating systems have changed the way to conceive work. People performing typical office activities provided with a laptop and an internet connection can work in whatever place: a coffee house, a waiting room of a train station, an airport, or their own home.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 177-196

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Daylight Performance of the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) Through

This paper focuses on the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP), an innovative daylighting system set up by the authors in the Laboratory of Technical Physics of the University “G. .

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 164-176

READ NOW

REVIEW ARTICLE

Alerting Effect of Light: A Review of Daytime Studies

Light affects humans beyond only image formation. Several studies have reported that light can increase daytime alertness and can therefore be positively utilized to counter daytime fatigue and increase productivity in workspaces.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 150-163

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The optimization of louvers shading devices and room orientation under

This paper presents parametric and multi-objective optimization (MOO) approach in optimizing daylight and energy consumption by incorporating louvres shading devices depicting three different sky conditions: Birmingham, UK, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, Australia.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 137-149

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Optimization of Daylighting Design Using Self-Shading Mechanism in Tropical

Despite its potential, daylighting strategies in school classrooms in the tropical climate regions is little explored in the literature. The use of two-sided or bilateral daylight opening, as well as the self-shading mechanism using sloped walls, are currently seen as potential strategies to achieve good daylighting in tropical buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 117-136

READ NOW

Editorial Board

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Guiqiang Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Dr. Francesco Nocera
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania (ITALY), Italy

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Alp Tural
Virginia Tech, USA

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Hui Lv
Hubei University of Technology, China

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr. Michele Rocca
University of Pisa, Italia

Dr Francesco Sommese
University of Naples Federico II, italy

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dr Karam M. Al-Obaidi
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

VIEW ALL

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Application of Micro-structured Sunlighting Systems in Different Climatic Zones

Two-sided micro-structures on windowpanes have been developed for redirecting sunlight into the depth of rooms in order to improve daylighting. In a joint research project comprehensive sunlighting-systems for windows are developed, integrating micro-structures in triple-glass units.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 52-59

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Combined Method for an Exhaustive Investigation of the Anidolic

Lighting quality in office environments is a broad concept that must be taken into account in the design stage to deliver comfortable spaces to reduce workers' stress.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 149-164

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Development of a Machine-Learning Framework for Overall Daylight and

Application of machine learning methods as an alternative for building simulation software has been progressive in recent years. This research is mainly focused on the assessment of machine learning algorithms in prediction of daylight and visual comfort metrics in the early design stages and providing a framework for the required analyses.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 270-283

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparative Study on Computer Simulation of Solar Shading Performance with

Current technological advancement and the requirement for sustainability-driven practices has birthed increased demands for accuracy in performance and assessment of energy consumption in the built environment.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 50-64

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Phasor Method to Estimate Illuminances Due to Parallel Arrays of

Direct horizontal illuminance along a calculation row due to two parallel arrays of large numbers of identical light sources behaves like a periodic signal with a sinusoidal pattern, which contains useful information for design purpose.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 246-257

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Power Factor Correction of Compact Fluorescent and Tubular LED Lamps

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light-emitting Diode (LED) lamps have received wide acceptance in lighting applications during the last few years.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 73-83

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Economic and Energy Efficiency of Artificial Lighting Control Systems for

The aim of the research is to determine the economic and energy efficiency usage of the artificial lighting control systems, with the help of astronomical relays and motion sensors, by various types of light sources for the stairwells (stair landings and staircases) of multistory residential buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 93-106

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Impact of Furniture Layout on Indoor Daylighting Performance in Existing

Currently, home-based computing workspaces have developed substantially all over the world, especially in Malaysia. This growing trend attracts computer workers to run a business from their residential units.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 1-13

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Daylight utilization with light pipe in farm animal production: a

Light pipes, which are complex optical systems, offer a passive way to bring daylight to deep buildings, such as agricultural buildings. However, the lack of reliable performance predictability methods for light pipes represents a major obstacle preventing their widespread use.

Journal of Daylighting 3 (2016) 1-11

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Acrylic Panels Applications as Building Materials and Daylighting Devices

Enormous studies have been conducted to enhance the daylighting utilization in buildings either by direct lighting techniques, lighting reflection systems, lighting transporting systems, or by light tracking systems.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 258-272

READ NOW

SHORT COMMUNICATION

No-Greenery Line and Greenery-View Factor, New Architectural Design

The paper proposes a new tool for evaluation of the degree of visual contact with the outdoor greenery, the Greenery-View factor (GV), intended to be easy to grasp and simple to use.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 282-286

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of window glazing on colour quality of transmitted daylight

In this study, the colour quality of the daylight transmitted through different window glazing types is evaluated. The analysis considered four different types of window glazing: laminated, monolithic, coated and applied film glazing ranging in luminous transmittance from around 0.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 37-47

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Effect of Fixed External Shading Devices on Daylighting and

Building shading devices can improve the thermal comfort in indoor environment, and also reduce cooling and heating energy consumption in dry and hot climate.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 165-180

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Daylight Distribution Improvement Using Automated Prismatic Louvre

Louvre is a common type of shading devices and has been increasingly used in office buildings. Meanwhile, some reflective types of louvre have been used to provide shade and to redirect daylight deep into buildings interior simultaneously.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 84-92

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Thermographic Mobile Mapping of Urban Environment for Lighting and Energy

The generation of 3D models of buildings has been proved as a useful procedure for multiple applications related to energy, from energy rehabilitation management to design of heating systems, analysis of solar contribution to both heating and lighting of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 8-15

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Improving Daylight Availability in Heritage Buildings: A Case Study of

Refurbished heritage buildings usually lack in meeting the required standards defined for the new function especially when reused as educational buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 120-133

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Maximizing the Performance of Laser Cut Panel by Interaction of

The interaction between different ceiling geometries with laser cut panels (LCPs) is investigated using real experiments and computer simulations to maximize the daylight performance of the LCP.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 29-35

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Daylighting metrics: an approach to dynamic cubic illuminance

Advances in research work in the field of numerical analysis of daylight performance have generated in-depth knowledge on photometric measurements of daylight quality.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 34-42

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Assessment of the Thermal Performance of Vertical Green Walls Using

Construction of multifunctional building envelopes using vertical greenery walls (VGW) has emerged as a sustainable green technology to improving cooling efficiency.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 294-312

READ NOW

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Optical Characteristics of Traditional Portuguese Azulejos: Mixing Colors to Obtain “

The need to reduce energy consumptions in buildings brings modern research to focus on the use of natural sources. In this context, the interest towards traditional architecture has been fueled, since one of the characteristics identifying it is the intuitive and intrinsic link between the building and the surrounding environment.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 273-281

READ NOW